Students who have been eagerly awaiting their A Level and Vocational Diploma results have not been disappointed this week as The Henley College celebrates another year of success. There have been some outstanding achievements with a record breaking number of students gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as Russell Group institutions.
Three students will be taking up scholarships in the US, including at Michigan and Skidmore Universities. Tim Eilers, who was part of the winning crew in the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Regatta this summer, achieved an A* A A A in his A Levels and will be heading to Princeton University to study a Liberal Arts degree. This is especially impressive given that his exams coincided with the Regatta itself.
Individual A Level subjects that have performed particularly well this year include Ancient History, Business, Geography, Media Studies and Psychology who have all seen a rise in the percentage of A*B grades. Vocational Diplomas have also seen an increase in their highest grades, with an incredible 60% of Travel and Tourism students achieving a triple D*, the equivalent in UCAS points of 3 x A* grades at A Level.
Principal, Satwant Deol, commented: “I am thrilled that our exam results remain extremely strong with a 97% overall A Level pass rate, with 21 subjects scoring a 100% pass rate. I would like to congratulate all of our students on their success and wish them well for the future. I am so proud of how these wonderful young people have grown and achieved during their time at Henley. I also extend my thanks to our staff for their dedication and commitment in helping their students to progress and succeed.”
Freya Ruparel (pictured left), from Henley, is celebrating after getting her place to study at the University of Cambridge after achieving A*A B in Geography, Philosophy and Environmental Science, Freya will go on to study a BSC (Hons) in Geography. Freya has just returned from Hong Kong after participating in an International Geography Olympiad coming 3rd in the UK team out of 60 countries. Freya said: “I’m so pleased to have got in to a great university. I have worked really hard with the help of my teachers and am really looking forward to pursuing my interests in the future, particularly the environment, climate change and human geography. I’ve really enjoyed my time at The Henley College.”
Grace Noble (pictured second from left), Student Union President for 2018-19, also from Henley achieved AA*B in her Drama, English and History A levels. She says “It’s brilliant! It feels so surreal. I’m working at the Henley Picturehouse cinema at the moment but am planning on a gap year before I progress to University. I’ve made loads of friends at The Henley College and have had a fantastic time whilst studying here.”
If you are interested in joining the College, or would like further guidance following GCSE results, the College is holding a GCSE Advisory Service from 9am on Thursday 22nd August. Please call 01491 634321.
Five Henley students who took A Levels at St Helen and St Katharine in Abingdon smashed stereotypes with stellar STEM results. Rebecca, Anna, Emma, Sidney and Ruby have all secured places for STEM courses, including Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Bristol, Sheffield and Liverpool universities.
St Helen and St Katharine today celebrated with 91% of students achieved A*–B grades and 67% achieved A*–A. A third of the year group have gained places to study a variety of STEM courses at university, including a dozen who are joining medicine or veterinary medicine courses.
Headmistress Mrs Rebecca Dougall greeted results day with pride and delight, offering congratulations to all students. She said: “Sixth Form at St Helen’s is a particularly special time – we are preparing students for their futures as well as nurturing their last days at school. We are incredibly proud of the way this year’s leavers have risen to the challenges of their A-levels. Not only have they achieved fantastic academic results but their growth as bright, compassionate and ambitious young women has been a joy to follow.”